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Old 09-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #25441
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It was great riding with you, and have fun in 2014. You have a very skilled team to work with. We should try and get together for some riding without the judges. If your ever up in VA hit me up and I can show you the local stuff. BTW if you are serious about taking a class at the Trials Center I am planning on heading down there in the spring.

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #25442
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I am going to do a short write up of the entire BMW GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier with pictures and BS on the ride report forum ASAP, so keep an eye out.

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #25443
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Sounds good, Andrew!
Lemme know when you sign up for the TTC. I've always wanted to go.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #25444
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I am going to do a short write up of the entire BMW GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier with pictures and BS on the ride report forum ASAP, so keep an eye out.

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Luv the concentration.

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #25445
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I had bought that Kawasaki a month ago. Nice buy. All setup.

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Listed this bike to inmates for $1800 in bikes. Less than 4500 miles. Bought in 2010 for my 14 year old. It had 1200 on it then. Dyna Jet kit, new rear trials, skid plate. Listed on local Craigslist for $2000.





The boy's first bike.



The second. Somewhere Colorado.



Third.



Hell, he's growing up.

Update:

I've got a pinky promise to a guy in Alabama until this evening and then I'll go down the list. Thanks for your interest.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #25446
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Congrats on the new DRZ. It's a perfect match for his progression. I'm going to miss that bike.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #25447
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Thanks Chuck, he's thrilled. The KLX sold in less than 12 hours thanks to this site. That is the third bike I have sold very quickly here.

And when we pulled all the stickers off of that bike it was a pound and a half lighter!
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #25448
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I am going to do a short write up of the entire BMW GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier with pictures and BS on the ride report forum ASAP, so keep an eye out.

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What you can't see in this photo is that this mound is about 30 feet high with a less than 10 foot wide path and he's riding downhill across those logs into steep, loose gravel and he has to make an immediate right hand turn at the bottom!
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #25449
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Good job you BMW heads on the challenge!

I'm out for the ride at Jeff's. My daughter is coming home from college this weekend and I haven't seen her since I dropped her off in August. 36 days ago. It's been weird not seeing her for so long..

I just came back from my TN Smokies ride (FJ rally) and that was a blast as always. The route I took down last week ended up 541 miles, longest day ever on the DR and only 50 Interstate miles. Piece of cake though. Did one trail ride day and the rest sport/touring with FJ gang. I "camped" in a cabin.. and included sheets, blankets, pillows which made for a nice light traveling load. Saturday was a washout, but the other days were 100% beautiful.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:01 AM   #25450
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Blur,
It was great riding with you, and have fun in 2014. You have a very skilled team to work with. We should try and get together for some riding without the judges. If your ever up in VA hit me up and I can show you the local stuff. BTW if you are serious about taking a class at the Trials Center I am planning on heading down there in the spring.

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The Trials Center is something I've been promising myself for the last 3 years. If you guys are going, keep me in the loop. I really want to do that too.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #25451
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After the weekend of riding the G650X Challenge, it sure was strange to be back on my GSA. The GSA certainly is a big pig, but holy crap is it ever comfortable on the street. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to make a concerted effort to practice a lot of the drills from the Trophy Challenge on the GSA and see if I can't get to the point where I would feel comfortable on that instead of cheating on the 650X.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #25452
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I am going to do a short write up of the entire BMW GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier with pictures and BS on the ride report forum ASAP, so keep an eye out.

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Andrew, is this you on an F800? Looks like you, but not your bike. For the final challenge does everyone ride the same bike?
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:01 AM   #25453
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"One of these things is not like the others" was the first thought I had seeing this picture.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #25454
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Our Trophy weekend in detail: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922315
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #25455
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Thursday, Friday, and Maybe Saturday night this weekend.

Some 'non' motorcycling friends and I are going to be at the Lynchburg reservoir this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. I'll get a good camping spot on Thursday that has plenty of room for any ad-lib camping desires in this group.

I'll be out there in any case riding around on Friday and Saturday. If anyone plans to be in the area, let me know and I can join in for a ride or you can join in on the camp.

Hope everyone is doing well.... and I almost have my TAT movie ready... just have to get through this last sorting issue with PERL.... issue after issue.. but it's the way it is I suppose.

I also had an interesting issue with a rattling noise on the GSA. It so sounded like it was coming from the front right top... but it was actually center left bottom. It was where the exhaust pipe joins the muffler.. the joint by the frapper.. the clamps south and north of that joint.... per'say.. or so.. A couple nuts to snug up and presto... a new quite ride :) To find it I resorted to a piece of 2x4 and went pounding on the skid plate to localize the sound... lol.

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